December 2014 . . . Gallaway Cook Allan is delighted to announce the promotion of Bridget Irving to partner in its Resource Management and Environmental Law team.
Head of the team, Phil Page, said, “Bridget has consistently demonstrated innovation and leadership talent in her work with our clients. She is an outstanding example of our core values – Bridget is an efficient, practical, down-to-earth team player. We are proud to have her as a partner.”
Bridget joined Gallaway Cook Allan in 2007 from Otago University with a Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Law. She helps a wide range of clients, including those in the agribusiness sector, industrial organisations, residential land developers and local authorities. She has extensive experience assisting farmers with their operations, including irrigation, effluent and nutrient management.
Bridget commented, “It is a very interesting and exciting time to be a Resource Management lawyer. The regulatory landscape is changing particularly with pending changes to the RMA and a number of District and Regional Plan reviews underway. Recent changes to the Regional Plan Water will continue to loom large over the Rural sector, while new regulatory responses to issues such as natural hazards have significant implications for our urban centres.”
Outside of the day job, Bridget is a member of the New Zealand Oil & Gas Southern Community Panel, a trustee of the Dunedin Tunnels Trails Trust, a member of the Institute of Directors and a founding member of Dunedin Young Professionals.